Frequently Asked Questions.

General FAQ

What are the responsibilities of being a Youth Club member?

Youth Club members are expected to uphold the Code of Ethics at all times. We also ask that members represent the Youth Club by attending RSL events such as ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day ceremonies.

Where is the Youth Club located?

Miranda RSL Youth Club is located in the Miranda Youth Centre in Seymour Shaw Park at the northern end of Central Road, Miranda. See the Contact page for more information on the location of the Youth Club.

How much will it cost?

For detailed pricing, please see our Fee Schedule in the Trampoline or Karate Sections.

Do you offer any sibling/family discounts?

We offer a family discount for three or more family members. Please see the Fee Schedule of your chosen activity for additional information.

Can spectators watch training sessions?

Yes, we have a small seating area in both the Trampoline Hall and Karate Room where parents, caregivers and siblings may sit for the duration of the class. We ask that you do not record you child’s class without first speaking to the supervising coach.

Who should I speak to if I have feedback about classes?

All feedback, both positive and negative, should be directed to the Head Coach of your chosen activity. Please do not speak with coaches on the floor during class time as it takes away from the time they are able to spend working with the athletes.

What do I do if I am running late to pick up my child?

If you are running late, please call the Club House on 9524 5958 so that arrangements can be made to supervise your child until you arrive.

Karate FAQ

Which class is right for me or my child?

Beginners under the age of 10 years old should attend our entry level Junior Beginners class which runs for 30 minutes, twice a week. Once a junior has achieved their first official Shotokan Karate International Australia grading, they are encouraged to join the graded or general classes. Beginners aged 10 and above should participate in the general Karate Class.

Do you offer catch-up classes?

Yes. Students registered to attend only one class per week may attend the next available class to make up for their missed class. This option is not available to those students who have registered to train twice per week.

What are the uniform requirements?

Karate traditionally uses a plain white Karate Uniform. These may be ordered via the Youth Club, and come in a variety of weights, sizes, and costs. The cheaper uniforms are recommended for beginners.

Do I need a uniform before commencing training?

No. A new member may commence training wearing shorts and a T-shirt, for warmer weather, or a loose fitting tracksuit style garment, for the cooler weather. Clothing must be free of zippers, press studs, etc.

What equipment will I need?

Beginners only require a uniform. Advanced students will require additional equipment such as a mouth guard, mitts, groin protection and breast protection. More information is provided to students as they reach the appropriate training level.

Am I allowed to wear jewellery or hair accessories?

Nothing that has the potential to cause injury may be worn during training. This includes jewellery, piercings and hard hair restraints (soft bands are acceptable).

May I wear glasses during training?

Only specialized sporting glasses or soft contact lenses may be worn. Normal spectacles that have not been specifically designed for sporting activities must not be worn during training. Please speak to the Head Coach before making any purchases.

Trampoline and Tumbling FAQ

What is the difference between your Club and a place like Flip Out or Sky Zone?

Our Club offers structured classes that allow children to learn through targeted, safe and progressive development. The safety of our athletes is paramount, this means that children are never unsupervised and do not learn advanced skills such as somersaults until they are both physically and mentally ready. We also use specialized equipment, such as an overhead harness, to ensure the safety of every athlete as they learn new skills and all coaches are accredited with the national gymnastics body Gymnastics Australia and have First Aid training.

This disciplined approach to trampolining allows athletes to set goals, learn new skills, meet new friends and have fun in a safe environment.

What equipment do you have?

Our Club currently has three Eurotramp trampolines, one Eurotramp double mini trampoline and a 20-metre air floor tumble track. The club also has a single mini trampoline and a range of coaching aids such as soft boxes, foam shapes and hand held items such as hoops and balls for skill development and co-ordination drills. Additionally, we have a specialised harness system installed over one of our trampolines to help athletes safely learn advanced skills such as single and multiple somersaults.

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How do I know which class is right for my child?

Children under the age of 6 should attend our Junior Jumpers class. Otherwise, our General Trampoline Classes cater for athletes of all ages and abilities. These classes run every weeknight, please refer to our Timetable for class times. During your trial, one of our senior coaches will assess your child’s abilities and determine whether they are eligible to attend the Competition Class.

If you are currently in a General Class and would like to move up to the Competition Class, please speak to a Senior Coach.

What is the difference between the General and Competition Classes?

Athletes that attend the general classes are taught with a recreational focus. They get experience on all the equipment and are taught a range of skills. These classes are designed to enable our athletes to have fun and get fit whilst learning Trampoline and Tumbling skills.

The Competition Class has a greater focus on advanced skill development and technical proficiency. In this class, athletes work with highly qualified coaches to prepare them for competitions. There is also a greater focus on flexibility, strength and conditioning in this class.

While everyone is welcome to attend any of our General Classes, athletes wishing to attend the Competition Class must be willing to compete, training at or above level 4 in at least 2 apparatuses, and be approved by a Senior Coach.

Do you have to attend the Competition Class to compete?

Athletes do not need to be enrolled in the Competition Class to attend competitions. If you are interested in trying competitions for the first time, it is a good idea to attend a Grand Prix. These competitions are held at the end of each term and are less involved than State Trials and State Championships. You do not need to own a tracksuit or leotard to attend these competitions.

What are the uniform requirements?

All Youth Club athletes receive a training shirt upon registration. You may also choose to purchase a Club tracksuit for $100.

The club training shirt should be worn when attending classes or Youth Club events. At training, athletes should wear comfortable shorts or pants that allow for a range of movement.

Athletes are not permitted to train in hooded jumpers or jackets. Long hair should be tied back away from the face and socks must be worn on the trampolines at all times. Additionally, no jewellery is to be worn during training. This includes fitness bands and watches.

Do you offer make-up lessons for missed classes?

If your child misses a class due to circumstances outside your control such as illness or misadventure, they may be eligible to attend a make up lesson on another night. However, this is dependent on class availability. Please talk to Louise or Mr Bull to see if you are eligible for a make-up lesson.

Do you have any classes for teens?

Our Club does not have a specific class for teens however our General Trampoline classes cater for athletes of all ages and abilities. You can speak to Mr Bull about which classes might suit you best based on current enrollments.

Do you have any classes for adults?

Our Club does not currently run specialised adults classes however there are class options available to new and returning athletes. We often work with athletes from a range of aerial sports such as diving, snowboarding or wakeboarding who are interested in improving their basic skills and aerial awareness.

If you are interested in trampoline or tumbling classes, please contact us so that we can discuss a class arrangement that will work best for you.

Do you offer birthday parties or holiday programs?

No, we do not currently offer these programs at the Youth Club.

What should I do if I am interested in organising a school or Rebound Therapy class?

We run classes during the day throughout the week for schools and Respite Care groups. If you are interested in joining our community program, please contact us with your class size, preferred day and time and we will let you know if we can accommodate you.

Still have questions? Send us a message via our Contact page.